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Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals

, 2017
ISBN: 9780802869395
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This refreshingly accessible introduction to Karl Barth by Mark Galli takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the life and writings of this giant of twentieth-century theology. Galli pays special attention to themes and topics of concern for contemporary evangelicals, who may need Barth’s acute critique as much as early-twentieth-century liberals did—and for surprisingly similar reasons.

Key Features

  • Concisely covers the life and works of Karl Barth
  • Aimed at making this 20th century theologian accessible for the evangelical community
  • Proposes that Barth has a valuable contribution to make to contemporary evangelical thought


  • An Uneasy Relationship
  • The Fighter
  • The Liberal Juggernaut
  • Conversion
  • Romans—the Godness of God
  • Romans—the End of Religion
  • Professor Barth
  • Resistance
  • Barmen
  • The Basel Years
  • Church Dogmatics—the Word of God
  • Church Dogmatics—Universal Reconciliation
  • Preacher and Pastor
  • “Liberal” Evangelicalism?

Praise for the Print Edition

Karl Barth, greatest theologian of the modern age, has had a mixed reception from evangelicals. Mark Galli here gives all of us the introduction to Barth that we’ve needed. This book is a wonderful contribution to both a better understanding of Karl Barth and a more fully evangelical practice of the Christian faith.

—William H. Willimon, author of Conversations with Barth on Preaching

Mark Galli wisely chooses to focus on two areas of interest (and continuing controversy) to evangelicals—Barth’s doctrines of revelation and election. Things get especially interesting when Galli uses Barth, a ‘liberal’ theologian, to criticize evangelical overemphasis on subjective experience.

—Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Galli’s appreciative but critical posture makes this an ideal starting place for evangelicals (and others) who want to better understand Barth and his ongoing significance for Christian witness in the twenty-first century.

—John R. Franke, author of Barth for Armchair Theologians

  • Title: Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals
  • Author: Mark Galli
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2017
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Barth, Karl, 1886-1968
  • ISBN: 9780802869395
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biography
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-03-03T20:49:00Z

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Mark Galli is senior managing editor of Christianity Today. A former Presbyterian minister, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books, including Jesus Mean and Wild, A Great and Terrible Love, Beyond Smells and Bells, and Francis of Assisi and His World. Galli lives in Illinois.

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